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Cloud computing to help the rice sector in PH

The agriculture and science community in the Philippines has launched a cloud-based rice database, which intends to create a reference database by using an ontology to combine data into a one-stop accessible database with a displayable dashboard for rice statistics.

The project, which is led by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), is called the [email protected] RICESTATS DATABASE: Leveraging the Cloud for Rice Statistics and Analytics.

The platform runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS) services such as AWS Glue, Athena, and S3 for data extraction, transformation and loading while the transformed data is stored in the AWS cloud warehouse Redshift.

The database will contain data from existing household surveys conducted by IRRI globally and it will include data from national bureaus and international organizations. Such a database does not exist for rice.

“RICESTATS DATABASE will enable the dissemination of comprehensive rice socio-economic data through an easily accessible database interface on a wider scale. The project will provide a unique resource for agricultural and social science researchers, academia, policy makers, donors, and investors in the rice sector and beyond,” IRRI Representative for the Philippines Dr. Romeo Recide said.

Together with IRRI, the Department of Science and Technology-Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) and AWS are the cooperating organizations for the project.


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